Duvoisin and Al Qatami sign the MoU
DHA signs deal with Elsevier for healthcare systems
DUBAI, February 6, 2017
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, have agreed to collaborate on the DHA’s strategic goals for developing a comprehensive and integrated health service system and improving the health sector operations and information systems.
Humaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board and director general of the DHA, and Jacqueline Duvoisin, regional director for clinical solutions MEA Turkey, Iran & Central Asia, Elsevier, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard.
Al Qatami said DHA’s developmental drive depends on constantly updating its information and data-supporting systems to ensure that the best tools and information are available for decision-making.
He added that utilising the best technology and state-of-the-art systems helps the authority achieve its healthcare goals that are in line with Dubai’s developmental drive, be it in its medical affairs, services technology or state-of-the-art equipment.
The MoU’s objective is to enhance cooperation between both parties through various evidence-based projects to support DHA’s organisational transformation and innovation goals of the Dubai Health Strategy 2021.
“We have been collaborating with DHA since 2010, and we are pleased to build upon our long-standing relationship with DHA to support its effort to achieve its five-year plan and beyond,” Duvoisin said. “This agreement demonstrates that Elsevier, the largest medical and scientific content provider globally, leads the way in the region’s evidenced-based solutions that improve patient care, decrease variation of care, and reduce of hospital costs.”
Key projects that DHA and Elsevier will embark on together include establishing Dubai as a centre of scientific research and scientific publications in the medical and health fields based on the procedures and systems at DHA.
Supporting the goal of innovation through Elsevier’s evidence-based content solutions: integrated decision support related to the unified Electronic Medical Record system; patient engagement systems aimed at raising patients’ awareness, safety and satisfaction; integrated clinical decision support through patient-specific pathways; and telemedicine and patient self-care advice and triage services.
The MoU also aims to ssupport DHA in conducting research, identifying risks and building internal competencies in research and quality, as well as building continuing medical education through various solutions, said the statement. - TradeArabia News Service